8 Ways Designers Use Ikea

From kitchen cabinets to carpeting, even the pros like to integrate Ikea into their room designs.

circa lighting hicks pendants
Annie Schlechter
ikea storage bed
Tara Striano

1. Ikea's Brimnes bed is tucked away with a creative footboard in a 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment.
Tour the 400-square-foot Brooklyn apartment by Fitzhugh Karol and Lyndsay Caleo of The Brooklyn Home Company.

Michael Price

2. Metal Ikea shelves make a formerly dark kitchen feel airy.

See the kitchen makeover by designer T. Keller Donovan.

circa lighting hicks pendants
Annie Schlechter

3. Upholstered Henriksdal Ikea barstools blend in seamlessly in a white kitchen.
Tour the whole white kitchen in New Jersey.

kitchen with large chandelier
Trevor Tondro

4. The simplicity of Ikea's Akurum/Rationell cabinet system with Ädel drawer fronts works perfectly with the drama of the chandelier.
Tour the Savannah kitchen by Mary Jo Bochner.

Amy Neunsinger

5. Jute rugs from Ikea unify the floor — making it look larger.

See the one-day living room makeover by Peter Dunham.

James Merell

6. An Ikea Brommö deck chair provides a modern spot to sit on a loggia.

Tour the California bachelor pad by desingers Parrish Chilcoat and Joe Lucas.

blue and white guest bedroom with a striped rug and wallcovering

7. An Ikea four-poster painted grey gives a guest room a preppy-meets-France look.

See the romantic California cottage designed by Lindsay Reid.

blackboard walls
Don Freeman

8. This Ikea worktable is perfect for a playroom, now that its legs are cut down to child-size.

See more cool kids' spaces, such as this one by designer Ruby Beets.

Photos: 1, Annie Schlechter; 2, Tara Striano; 3, Michael Price; 4, Trevor Tondro 5, Amy Neunsinger; 6, Victoria Pearson, 7; Amy Neunsinger; 8, Don Freeman

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